Product Development Engineer

NOVA Engineering zoekt een Product Development Engineer in Hasselt


Wat ga je doen? technische job Product Development Engineer

Our client is a major player in the global Automotive industry with an R&D and testing department.
Among other things, they develop systems for emission control and energy conversion.
Due to an increase in their projects they wish to expand their team with a Product Development Engineer:

Main purpose of the job:

  • You lead a development team in order to define a product that meets the technical targets, the timing and the cost targets for your assigned product development projects.
  • You realize these projects within their development budgets, respecting the existing quality procedures and documents.

Scope of the job:

  • The development engineer has no direct reports. He is working closely with the CAD designer(s) and with other members of the nominated development project team, who report indirectly to him for the development project content.
  • The development engineer is responsible for the product definitions within a project.
  • The development engineer will be based in one of our R&D facilities. Being also responsible for technical contacts with the customer, moderate travelling will be a given.

Key areas of responsibilities and accountability:

  • You will plan, organize, coordinate and monitor the product development process in order to achieve the milestones and the deliverables of the project.
  • You will take full responsibility and leadership for the problem solving with regard to the product definition, for your projects. You facilitate consensus and trade-offs in reaching the project goals.
  • You will report directly to the Team Leader / Senior engineer within the Product development department. Within our matrix organisation, you report the project status and progress to the relevant Program Manager.
  • You are responsible for the technical communication with the customer and co-development teams with regard to your assigned projects. Within this responsibility you support Sales with technical presentations at the customer.
  • Inside the Emission Control division, you assure the project related communication with departments that are not represented in the development team and with the concerned production plants and suppliers on the technical aspects of the product configuration.
  • You monitor the availability ‘in time and in full’ of the required documentation in line with the existing procedures for the Product Creation Process.
  • You remain responsible for the maintenance of the product configuration of your products until EOL of the product.

Position in the organization:

  • The Product development engineer reports to the Product Development Team leader, if available, or directly to the Product Development Director.

Wat verwachten wij van jou? technische job Product Development Engineer


Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent through on the job.

You have strong familiarity with interpreting CFD and FEA analyses.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Automotive product development environment.

  • Familiar with automotive product development processes
  • Basic knowhow of combustion engines


  • Familiar with energy system development processes.
  • Basic know how of fuel cells , heat exchangers.
  • Basic know how of stainless steel sheet metal properties and sheet metal manufacturing processes.


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analyzing
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Planning and Organizing

Waar ga je werken?

Nova Engineering NV specializes in creating excellent matchings of its engineers and technical professionals with challenging projects at our clients location. 

We believe in unleashing the full potential of each of our employees. Our culture thrives on a flat organizational structure with short lines of communication and a wide range of projects.

Nova Engineering: We speak the language of engineers and technical professionals!

Wat kun je van ons verwachten? technische job Product Development Engineer

At Nova Engineering, we offer more than just a job. Thanks to our personal approach and broad technical knowledge, we offer a professional journey where you are at the center, whether you are at the beginning of your career or an experienced professional!

You get the support you need to grow and excel on various projects at our customers. This always within your field of expertise so you can keep doing what you love!

At customers side, you will join a highly professional, and growing R&D department. This is a healthy company with pleasant working atmosphere and a future-oriented portfolio of new products. You will be part of a large team of engineering professionals in an international environment.

Of course, we provide an open-ended contract with an attractive salary package, including a company car with fuel card, a cafeteria plan, insurance and various fringe benefits that make your life easier!

And that's not all! You are welcome to our annual events with a New Year's dinner, a cozy summer BBQ and some fun gatherings where you can gain inspiration and strengthen connections with your colleagues.

Join us and discover how far your career can reach! Take up the challenge and apply via the applybutton or send your resume to

I will gladly take the time for a good conversation to discover your ambitions and who you are as a person!

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Benoit Santermans
NOVA Engineering
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